Reversibility and retrievability are topics that have recently been intensively discussed both within different national programs and at several international waste management events. While reversibility is a technical, iterative tool allowing optimization of the process of deep repository development, retrievability is considered to be a more political issue, a statute for which is not included in Czech legislation. However, both principles have been more or less incorporated into geological repository development and have also been considered as options for existing sub-surface repositories for institutional wastes. This paper summarizes Czech approaches to these issues.

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